- Which details does the author include to support the central idea about how her mother felt
- What central idea do these excerpts work together to develop?
- How does the author develop the central idea across these excerpts?
- Which details does the author include to support the central idea about the result of dictatorship
- Which statement best analyzes how the author develops the central idea across the paragraphs?
What central idea do these excerpts work together to develop?
In this chapter, John tells Bernard about his life on the Reservation. In comparison to his own experiences, Bernard senses how unusual and foreign such a life is. Indeed, he believes he and John are “from different worlds, in different generations.”
John recalls his mother’s relationships with Indian men, especially Popé, who also introduces Linda to the strong hallucinogenic drug mescal (which she finds similar to soma). Linda was beaten by the Indian women because she felt no sexual constraints with their men, according to John.
Linda teaches John to learn as he gets older. Popé discovers an old Shakespeare volume, which the young boy reads. Indeed, John’s Shakespeare reading motivates him to assassinate Popé, who is in bed with Linda. John is not permitted to participate in the initiation ceremony into adult Indian society like the other boys because he is an adolescent. Instead, John ventures into the wilderness alone, where he creates his own physical trials in order to reach adulthood. He has a vision of “Time, Death, and God” as a result of his self-torture.
Anne, then 13 years old, dreamed of becoming a Hollywood movie star in October 1942. Her biggest desire two years later was to write a book about her time in hiding. What changes did Anne experience in the Secret Annex?
The focal point of focus
‘As soon as she entered the living room, things would get turbulent, particularly because she always brought a whole bunch of friends home,’ Otto Frank wrote about ‘joyous Anne.’ She was very famous because she was always planning games or activities for them to participate in.’ Anne relished the opportunity to be the center of focus. That was confirmed by her Montessori teacher in Amsterdam. The students in sixth grade performed self-written scripts. ‘Anne seemed to be in her element. Of course, she had a lot of script suggestions, but since she wasn’t timid and enjoyed imitating other people, she was in charge of the majority of the work. She was short in comparison to her peers, but when she played the queen or princess, she seemed to be a good deal taller.’
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After reading the passage, select the best answer to each question. Answer the questions based on the passage’s explicit or oblique statements. The narrator explains the cabin where her father worked in this excerpt from a short story.
We’d get there in a heavy wooden rowboat built half a mile away—our mother would row, and she was very good at it—or by following a twisty, twisting footpath, over fallen trees and stumps, around boulders, and through wet patches where a few slippery planks were laid across the sphagnum moss, breathing in the mildew scent of damp wood and slowly rotting leaves. We couldn’t walk because our legs were too short, so we just used the rowboat.
The Lab was built of logs and seemed to be huge, but it appears to be a shack in the two photos that have survived. It did have a screened porch with log railings, though. Bottles containing a poisonous liquid in which white grubs floated, their six tiny front legs clasped together like praying fingers, and corks that smelled like poison and were poison, and trays with dried insects pinned to them with long, thin pins, each with a tiny, alluring black knob for a head were among the items we weren’t allowed to touch. We were dizzy because it was so prohibited.
Many of your potential academic workplace writing assignments would be expository, requiring you to clarify your thoughts or the importance of a concept or action. An expository essay helps the writer to justify his or her thoughts on a subject and provide clarification for the reader by employing the following techniques:
Consider the situation where you need to illustrate a concept to your peers orally, such as a behavioral theory. What are the most important aspects on which you can concentrate your efforts? What method would you use to organize the data? You may describe who came up with the theory, the particular field of research to which it is connected, the theory’s meaning, and the key details that help to clarify it. Telling your classmates about these four elements would provide them with a full, but simplified, image of the theory, allowing them to apply it in future discussions.
Even though you did it orally, you still met the requirements for an expository essay by offering definitions, descriptions, examples, and maybe even evidence if you have an excellent memory. This is the same approach you’d take while writing an expository essay. You may be doing this all the time, such as when giving someone directions to a location or demonstrating how to prepare a meal. You’ll get more practice doing this in various expository written forms in the following parts of the chapter.